Dumfries (/dʌmˈfriːs/ ( listen) dum-FREESS; possibly from Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Phris) is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland, United Kingdom. It is located near the mouth of the River Nith into the Solway Firth. Dumfries is the traditional county town of the historic county of Dumfriesshire. Dumfries is nicknamed Queen of the South. People from Dumfries are known colloquially as Doonhamers.
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This bridge used to be the old A 75 to Stranraer now a bypass on the outskirts . It is well known for its scenic views of the River Nith . Built in 1793 ,the architect was Thomas Boyd. It was substantially rebuilt and widened in 1893 by the gift of Miss Mckie.......the work was carried out by James Barbour and Sir William Arrol . There are information plaques on the bridge . I came across an interesting footnote that the Duke of Buccleugh would not allow access to the bridge until a warrant of £1000 was paid ! (a substantial amount of money in those days)
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Moat Brae is Scotland's National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling. The garden at Moat Brae was cited by none other than JM Barrie as the inspiration for his world famous play and novel about Peter Pan and Neverland. Barrie used to play there as a teenager in the 1870s while living in Dumfries and attending Dumfries Academy. Moat Brae hosts a regular programme of exciting events, tours and activities to inspire the imagination and encourage creativity. Our thing is books of course but there are interactive games, exhibitions and play areas for children. Moat Brae also boasts a fabulous free-to-access riverside cafe, book and gift shop and is open all year round. We're currently open on a reduced basis so please check before you book your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to JM Barrie's Enchanted Land!
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In a field occupied by sheep stands these stones, I walked around the circle, alot of stones favoured by the sheep so watch your step, is vast so impossible to get the whole circle in one shot worth standibg 8n the middle and enjoying the stillness
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Situated in the pedestrian precinct between the High Street And English Street This column was erected by the County of Dumfries in 1870 .Designed by Robert Adam standing on a square pedestal supporting a column with an inscription on one side . A typical monument raised to the great and the good . The Duke was well known for his acts of Benevolence and charity
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